Lot 661 | 2016 Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

Our first superstar Napa Cabernet of the Fall season, from the magnificent 2016 vintage on the North Coast.

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Lot 661 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Lot 661 | 2016 Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

$32.00

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Wine Details

One step away from the “black hole” coloring we see with Petite Sirah, there’s just the slightest hint of magenta around the rim. The nose is tightly wound and quite inverse right out the bottle, but it draws you down into layers of dense fruit, oak, and meaty iron characteristics that slowly open to reveal the evolving complexity we see throughout the lineup of young 2016s. Dark fruit dominates the ever-shifting nose, with aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant, and spicy plum backed by meatier earth components of gravel and iron, with more barrel-influenced graphite and vanilla rounding out the bouquet. These will integrate nicely and are quite harmonious, if shifting at first. Tightly wound on the palate for now, it opens up to reveal a beautiful fruit core and exceptionally balanced fruit – the good underlying tannin structure, complexity, and ample fruit guarantees rewards to the patient collector. This is first-class juice, first-class oak, and world-class winemaking talent on full display.

  • Vintage
  • 2016
  • Appellation
  • Napa Valley
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 15.3%
  • Cases Produced
  • 350
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2030
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Lot 661 is sourced from the estate vineyards of one of Napa’s legendary wine growing families – an absolute rock star Cab that’s an awesome example of the terroir of the “benchlands” running along the eastern side of Napa Valley. Combining fruit from three estate vineyards in St Helena, Rutherford, and Oak Knoll and aged in 65% new French oak, this is a classic, stunning Napa Valley Cabernet. Farmed to rigorous standards (with select rows shared with $140 single vineyard programs), this big, dense and inky Cabernet combines richness and structure in a pitch-perfect example of the 2016 vintage. With fruit, structure and density all on display in spades, this is definitely one for the cellar. It requires a long decant in the near term, and will age another 10-15 years.

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